The Take-Five Review: Volvo XC40

Mon 19th Mar 2018

Volvo has produced some absolute stunning motors over the past few years and is making some real inroads into a market which is traditionally dominated by German thoroughbreds.

The latest engine off the block comes in the form of the Volvo XC40, the Swedish manufacturers smallest SUV yet, and a vehicle which is already writing headlines after being name What Car’s Car of the Year for 2018.

So we already know it’s got some of the top critics raving about it, but let’s find out what the top five most popular reviews are saying about the latest Swede dream. says: “The XC40 mixes style, space and comfort with cutting-edge safety and relative affordability so ably that we named it our 2018 What Car? Car of the Year” says: “Volvo’s  XC40 arrives in the crowded premium compact SUV segment and hits the right note with design, practicality and driving style” says: “Volvo has made something nicely distinctive here. It’d be impressive even if they’d been practising for years” says: “Practical, good looking family friendly 2WD and 4WD SUV that’s also comfortable and relaxing to drive” says: “The Volvo XC40 is a comfortable and stylish small SUV that has some pleasing practical touches and a lot of Swedish cool”

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